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We have more than 50 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories. With a commitment to nurturing the potential of children and teens, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility, Y camps ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.
Parents who have registered for our Summer Programs before the Parent Handbook was available online will be emailed a copy.
Strap on your hiking boots and bring your sunscreen! YMCA Trailblazer Camp (1st-3rd grades) and High Adventures Camp (4th-7th grades) will experience the ultimate travel camp experience by participating in exciting and educational field trips 3-4 times per week. Campers will be using public transportation, school district buses and walking to travel to our destinations. Camps will host guest speakers and enjoy traditional camp experiences and traditions that build character, learn team building skills, and promote a positive self image. Don’t miss out on the fun! Spaces are limited!
Pioneer Camps are designed for K-6th graders. Campers will enjoy a balance of field trips and stay days throughout the week to keep them busy and engaged. From team building, character development and skill building, the camp is designed with traditional camp activities & projects. We will bring in weekly guest speakers that promote healthy choices, physical activity, and promote positive self esteem. To ensure that campers' experiences are as age appropriate as possible, campers will be placed into camper groups weekly based on grade. Don’t miss out on the fun! Spaces are limited!
Join us while we ignite your talents by participating in this hands on creative camp designed to develop new skills and make new friends. For 5 weeks, our Sparks Campers will complete a variety of projects & activities based on that's weeks theme. This camp is designed for K-6th graders, with age appropriate camp groups to allow campers to reach their full potential at camp. Extended care options are available for an additional fee.
In Summer School at Hawthorne? Check out our Summer School only option!
Tots Summer Day Camp is for ages 3-5 years and must be potty independent. This Y weekly camp has activites that align with each camp theme and promote achievement of our camp goals. Such activities encompass arts, outdoor learning, health and fitness, games, sports, service learning projects, and character development. Campers will rotate between activities in age appropriate groups throughout the program day so they are exposed to new learning and experiences.
It was a great opportunity for my children to make new friends, see a variety of places in our community and feel comfortable learning/traveling. The staff was wonderful and very caring. My children had a wonderful experience and want to do it again next year. - South County Parent
She loves going to the Y, loves the staff and all her friends. She even learned how to ride a bike at the Y. She is a social person and needs the constant interactions with others. With out the Y she wouldn't have had that available as often as she would like. - San Luis Obispo Parent
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Shell Beach YMCA Recreational Youth Programs
Paso Robles YMCA Recreational Youth Programs: Centennial Park
Monarch Grove YMCA Recreational Youth Programs
Los Ranchos YMCA Recreational Youth Programs
Harloe YMCA Recreational Youth Programs
Grover Beach YMCA Programs
Fairgrove YMCA Programs
Baywood YMCA Recreational Youth Programs
Tots Summer Day Camp at Fairgrove
Hawthorne Summer Sparks Camp
Cambria Pioneer Day Camp
Monarch Trailblazer/High Adventures Day Camp
Centennial Park Pioneer Day Camp
Los Ranchos Pioneer Day Camp
Shell Beach Pioneer Day Camp
Harloe Trailblazer/High Adventures Day Camp at Fairgrove Elementary
Hawthorne Trailblazer/High Adventures Day Camp
Monarch Grove Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Cambria Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Centennial Park Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Hawthorne Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Los Ranchos Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Shell Beach Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
Harloe Summer Leadership Development Program (LDP)
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